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Light and Dark

Learning objectives:

Compare how animals behave at different times of the day Discuss why and how some creatures are adapted to life in the dark Consider what adaptations suit animals to life in the light or dark Experience which senses are used most in the dark Play a game about nocturnal predators and prey

This session compares how animals are adapted to a nocturnal or diurnal lifestyle, search for mini-beasts hiding in dark areas outside and search for signs that there are nocturnal animals on site – even if they can’t see them! There will also be the option to experience a dark wooded area and the bird hide to look for day flying birds.

Curriculum links (KS1 & 2)

SCIENCE: Scientific Enquiry – Pattern seeking, identifying, classifying and grouping. Living things and their habitats - Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. Animals - identify and name a variety of common animals, find out about and describe the basic needs of animals.